| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Jehovah Implored to Defend the Psalmist Against the Wicked|
|Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite.|
| ||O JEHOVAH my God, in thee do I take refuge:|
Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me,
| ||Lest they tear my soul like a lion,|
Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
| ||O Jehovah my God, if I have done this;|
If there be iniquity in my hands;
| ||If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me|
(Yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary);
| ||Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it;|
Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth,
And lay my glory in the dust. [Selah
| ||Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger;|
Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries,
And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment.
| ||And 1 let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about;|
And over them return thou on high.
| ||Jehovah ministereth judgment to the peoples:|
Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that 2 is in me.
| ||Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous:|
For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts. 3
| ||My shield is with God,|
Who saveth the upright in heart.
| ||God is a righteous judge,|
Yea, a God that hath indignation every day.
| ||If 4 a man turn not, he will whet his sword;|
He hath bent his bow, and made it ready;
| ||He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death;|
He maketh his arrows fiery shafts.
| ||Behold, he travaileth with iniquity;|
Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
| ||He hath made a pit, and digged it,|
And is fallen into the ditch which he made.
| ||His mischief shall return upon his own head,|
And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
| ||I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness,|
And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.